[meteorite-list] Silica Gel Drying

From: Michael Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:02 2004
Message-ID: <3BABC5B6.42F4_at_home.com>

Hi John, Rob & List members,
        I can tell y'all are not cheffs! Most microwave ovens have
the ability to set the degree of heating capacity prior to setting
the timer.
        Typically, there is a "defrost" setting - which is typically
50% of full power - but normally, you can also choose the
% of power, from 10% to 90% in 10% incraments (100%
is what you get if you DON'T set it otherwise). A little
experimenting here would prove usefull.
        However, except for hot summer days, I believe a
standard gas oven is superior & given enough time,
even just the pilot light would drive off the moisture,
though there is no reason not to set it at 190 as reccommended.....and
cooling down in the oven in the zero
humidity environment caused by the pilot light is certainly
the way to go - however, one really must not pull a Martin
and end up with dessicant cookies!
        Happy drying, Michael

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Received on Fri 21 Sep 2001 06:56:55 PM PDT

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